MEXICO CITY — For the third year in a row, the Archdiocese of Mexico City is hosting a voluntary disarmament program as part of a campaign to reduce violence in the Mexican capital.
Rosa Icela Rodriguez of Mexico City’s Secretariat for Social Development said the program would not be possible without the assistance of local officials, the defense ministry and the Church.
“We are very happy because society has responded positively to this call,” she said.
The program is based at Mexico City’s Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In Mexico, it is illegal to have a gun without a permit, but the program covers legal, illegal and antique firearms, as well as grenades and ammunition.
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